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BitTorrent Sync hits 1 million users as it aims to decentralize cloud services

The company also announced some new features: faster sync and an updated iOS app.

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123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

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Valve shows off Steam Machines, blows some smoke

The first Steam Machines will likely debut at January's CES show, with commercially available consoles coming in mid-2014.

Spend 20 bucks, build yourself an adjustable standing desk in 20 minutes

Being able to stand up while working makes you healthier and more productive--but you don’t have to spend a fortune for the privilege.

Amazon taps X-Files creator, The Wire writer for two new original shows

The online retailer will greenlight two new pilots for its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

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Intel gets serious about 4G LTE with new chip

The ZMM 7160 processor lets phones and tablets connect to 4G LTE networks in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Steam user count tops Xbox Live ahead of Valve's console push

Valve’s popular PC game store and online service now has more than 65 million active accounts.

Barnes & Noble outs a thinner, eye-friendlier Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble's revamped Nook GlowLight is an e-reader evolved to stand out in a world gone tablet crazy.

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Surface Pro 2 review: This is the Windows tablet you're looking for

Take a Haswell CPU and better integrated graphics. Add improved Touch and Type Covers. Suddenly, Microsoft's next-gen tablet is the best hybrid around.

Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

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Netflix considers making movies for simultaneous theater and streaming release

And Netflix may even bankroll some flicks of its own to prime the pump, according to the company's chief content officer.

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Nvidia cuts high-end graphics card prices to fight AMD

While Nvidia is known to charge more for its graphics cards, it may be feeling some extra pressure to turn PC gamers' heads, as AMD's been on a roll lately.

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Big update helps Nvidia's Shield handheld play nicer with Android and PC games

The update Nvidia pushed to its Shield gaming handheld is jam-packed with new features, additional game support, and Android 4.3.

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Moto X smartphone is now $100 cheaper on most carriers

New prices on the Moto X have dropped from $50 to $100, depending on the carrier.

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No surprise here: Teardown reveals you won't fix the latest MacBook Pro yourself

If you wear out your headphone jack, you're staring at a $1,000 repair.